: What's missing in this photo?



malatu
05-06-07, 11:55 AM
I'm Looking at an sts on ebay. Looks like a front engin cover is missing. At the current price, the car looks interesting. Any thoughts.


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urbanski
05-06-07, 12:08 PM
oops try again

malatu
05-06-07, 01:17 PM
I'm Looking at an sts on ebay. Looks like a front engin cover is missing. At the current price, the car looks interesting. Any thoughts.


file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Mark/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg

This should work.

dkozloski
05-06-07, 01:51 PM
There's a dust cover and fasteners missing in the front and one fastener missing on the driver's side cover. That stuff is expensive. The fasteners are $6 each.

ewill3rd
05-06-07, 02:50 PM
Looks like the custome grille eliminated the two holes for the retainer clips for the front trim cover.
I wouldn't worry about it.

dkozloski
05-06-07, 03:03 PM
The front trim button is missing on the driver's side.

The Tony Show
05-06-07, 04:34 PM
Looks like the custome grille eliminated the two holes for the retainer clips for the front trim cover.
I wouldn't worry about it.

They need to teach their installer about this awesome new piece of high tech equipment called a "Drill" that could have allowed them to reinstall the factory cover.

Caroutisine
05-06-07, 11:37 PM
Yes, I think has something to do with the aftermarket grill, and someone being lazy. The cover may still be with the car. I would ask them about it.

RightTurn
05-06-07, 11:45 PM
They need to teach their installer about this awesome new piece of high tech equipment called a "Drill" that could have allowed them to reinstall the factory cover.

:lol:

ibeebugz012
05-07-07, 02:54 PM
i think the covers are ugly anyways..

dkozloski
05-07-07, 03:44 PM
They also get dusty very quickly.

z06bigbird
05-07-07, 03:59 PM
Question of prior front end damage???

malatu
05-07-07, 05:28 PM
That's what I was thinking.

ewill3rd
05-08-07, 07:07 AM
That is not a factory grille, I think it is fairly obvious as to why the thing is missing.
I don't think it is a sign of something bigger or underhanded.
Sometimes the actual shape of the piece under the hood doesn't allow for drilling to be any good. The factory piece often has a complicated shape and the aftermarket grill doesn't match it. It is pretty weak to remove the front one and leave the two side ones, but I would just drive around with the hood closed if it were me.
;)
It really doesn't matter unless you just don't like the looks of it so much you can't stand to own the car anymore.